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Old 05-28-2008, 02:17 AM   #1
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Security issues with Parallel Desktop running linux on a Mac


Hi guys,

I am running Linux Mandriva 2008.1 in Parallel Desktop (VM) on a Mac Host. There is no possibilities for me to have a shared folder so I am using FTP to transfer my downloads from my VM Mandriva to my Host Mac OS 10.5.2. I am actually using VNC on Mandriva and I let my MAC take over. My main concern is that when I use VNC my VM running Mandriva is by default made available on the network at my work. I don't want anyone accessing my stuff or even remotely seeing anything on it. I have put a login and password to access that FTP server but still is there anyways I could make that VM invisible on the network? As well, what type of firewall I could be using to protect that VM? I know there are plenty out there but the difficulties is that I am using NAT on a shared network with my host.

Thank you for your help,

Riganta
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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I'd say you start by blocking network access to your host machine from your host, not the VM. If you agree that sounds like common sense I'll move this thread to the .*BSD forum as MacOS X is not GNU/Linux.
 
  


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